Water, Water Everywhere - Literally
Just when I was getting back to DGrin and anxious to shoot an excellent wildflower season . . . this happened: On Mar 11, washing machine hose connector blew and flooded half the downstairs. Mitigation company arrived in two hours and started drying out--upstairs was fine, kitchen was fine, pets were fine, so we could live in the house while repairs were made. Exactly 48 hours later the hot water heater (in the attic thanks to some ridiculous builders here) burst and flooded one of our newly remodeled bathrooms, most of the upstairs and part of the first floor that was already drying out. Mitigation company again arrived in two hours. (I have known the owner for years so did not hesitate to call him at 0630!) We were suddenly homeless. After living for a week with destruction and 26 industrial fans blowing non-stop we found a rental for us and our pets, thanks to realtor friends. Movers came and emptied the entire house. Every inch of wood floor on both floors was ripped out, sheet rock cut out in walls and ceilings and the whole house is being repainted. Fortunately . . . we have great insurance, we lost nothing but a rug, all our pets survived and have settled in to their new, albeit temporary, home. The dogs did wonder why they were walking around in water when the first incident happened!
(On the bright side: I was able to escape to Maine for a week to enjoy the opening of the 2019 Maine Photography Show. As some of you may remember, I asked for critiques on my submissions. I was selected to exhibit in the show and my image is now on display at the Boothbay Regional Arts Foundation Gallery. Our DGrin friend, Knapp Hudson, won Honorable Mention for his great IR shot of Monument Valley!)
These aren't the types of images I like to show you, but here are a few recent ones: